April 12, 2019

The 2019 Session saw over 2,500 bills introduced - 1,056 in the Senate and 1,445 in the House of Delegates.  By midnight of April 8th we had passed over 860 bills. The following is a summary of the accomplishments of the 2019 Session.   * Bills Senator Young Sponsored...

ANNAPOLIS — With flags flying at half-staff in honor of Speaker Michael Busch, who died from complications of pneumonia at age 72 on Sunday afternoon, the Maryland House of Delegates and Senate finished their work on Monday and adjourned.

The 2019 legislative session wa...

ANNAPOLIS — The foundation for sweeping changes to Maryland’s educational system is now in place.

The vast majority of lawmakers agreed this session to a set of aspirational goals, teacher salary increases and the creation of an independent inspector general to review f...

ANNAPOLIS — Michael Busch, the longest-serving Maryland House speaker in the state’s history, died Sunday. He was 72.

Busch, a Democrat who became speaker in 2003, had developed pneumonia after a follow-up procedure to a 2017 liver transplant after being diagnosed with...

Gov. Larry Hogan’s recent attempts to acquire land from the federal government for a Redskins stadium and to expand the Baltimore-Washington Parkway have led to yet another effort to limit the power of the Board of Public Works made up of the governor, comptroller and...

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Moving to counter Trump administration attempts to restrict abortion, the Maryland legislature has become the first in the country to pass a bill that would reject federal money for family planning services if clinics can't make abortion referral...

ANNAPOLIS — In the final week of the 2019 legislative session, lawmakers have started to review a major piece of education legislation.

The Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee tackled on Monday the policy side of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Fut...

ANNAPOLIS — The state Senate will consider a bill to ban the pesticide chlorpyrifos more than two weeks after a majority in the House of Delegates approved a prohibition on its use statewide.

Chlorpyrifos has become a source of federal and state scrutiny, following a lo...

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